Health - therapy - Performance

Putting a Diagnosis to Work

Once Dr. Lendvoy has determined a diagnosis he will create an individualized treatment plan based on a patient's specific pathology and personal goals. Therapeutic protocols always begin with educating the patient about their specific diagnosis, why it occurs, how long it take to resolve and what treatment will consist of. Dr. Lendvoy is an open-book for all of his patients and always encourages active participation through questions and clarification during his visits.

As a modern Doctor of Chiropractic Medicine, Dr. Lendvoy is educated and trained to perform as competent neuro-musculoskeltal clinician and therapist. The regulated designation of "Doctor" represents the authority and responsibility given to a health professional who, unlike physiotherapists or kinesiologists, may perform examinations to determine a specific diagnosis and the lawful ability to convey that diagnosis to a patient. A chiropractor's scope of practice includes the ability to diagnose and treat pathologies related to bones, muscles, joints and the nervous system, which puts them in the unique position to act as primary care clinicians and therapists for physical medicine. This means there is no referral required from your General Practitioner as Dr. Lendvoy is able to diagnose pathologies prior to treatment.

Diagnosis - Head Before Hands

Dr. Lendvoy places great value on making a specific diagnosis before starting any manual therapy. Your initial appointment will consist of a thorough verbal history covering all aspects of your current complaint, medical history and lifestyle factors as well as any specific goals or expectations you may want to share. The information gained from the patient history will be used to determine a set of differential diagnosis, or possible pathologies, that will determine which tests will be performed during the physical exam. A complete physical exam will then be carried out including, thorough postural and biomechanical observations, ranges of motion, palpation and joint assessment. Orthopaedic tests supported by the latest research will then be used to help rule-in or out specific pathologies or structures. Depending on the patient's presentation, functional movement tests may also be used to analyse biomechanical deficiencies or imbalances. Finally, a neurological examination will determine whether there are any pathologies affecting the brain, spinal cord or peripheral nerves. If Dr. Lendvoy determines that medical imaging may be necessary to confirm a diagnosis, patients may be sent for X-rays, diagnostic ultrasound, an MRI or combination of imaging modalities. All findings will then be used to determine a specific diagnosis which will include the structures involved, the nature of the injury and classification of severity or chronological state.

The Role of a Doctor